Bank Alfalah further enhanced their association with the PFDC through the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent showcase comprising of 4 emerging designers. Indeed, Bank Alfalah’s patronage of the PFDC has grown from being a permanent banking partner to now working with the PFDC to nurture an entire generation of Pakistan’s emerging design talent, through this showcase.
Ghulam Dastgir showcased his ‘Ettal Abbey and Bavarian Peasants’ collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week’s Bank Alfalah Rising Talent segment. The collection takes its inspiration from Ettal Abbey which is one of the most famous churches of Bavaria, Germany and was combined with the lifestyle of the working class of Bavaria. The concept was to blend grand, highly ornamented churches with the lifestyle of the lower working class because the church is considered to be the house of God and it showed the strength, purity and power of God. This collection revolved around Baroque and Rococo style aesthetics. Ettal Abbey church and Bavarian working classes have been chosen as subjects to manifest the equality between elite and lower class. Wool, floral lace, karandi, silk, organza and leather have been used as main fabrics. Symmetrical and asymmetrical cuts are used in the collection. Experimental surfaces have been achieved by creating 3D flowers, cut work, blanket stitch, patchwork and braiding to be used as main embellishments of the collection. The colors mainly comprised of off white, chocolate brown, teal blue and maroon while rust was used as the accent color.